Son Gener

Ctra. Vella Son Servera - Artà Km 3, Artà, Majorca, Spain, 07550

Price from: £246

A house in the country

By Tara Stevens, your Majorca expert

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#25 of 50
expert-rated hotels in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
3.9
3.9
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Sporty types, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Son Gener

Eighteenth-century farmhouse made over with an architect’s eye.

Owned by the same people at the Convent de la Missio in Palma, this place was meticulously renovated by a local architect and part owner Toni Esteva, representing the best of high-spec agroturismo. You still get a sense of the place as it was. A working garden provides much of the fresh produce for the restaurant, the cellar showcases local wines, yet the ambience is calming rather than cluttered, with all the creature comforts your heart could desire.

Location: 

A 15-minute drive from groovy, grown up Artà, so you can live it up town and country style.

Bedrooms: 

Space and light is of the essence here, so you’ll find 10 immaculately designed suites done out in soothing neutral shades, original beams and stonework all present, and correct, new limestone floors that feel blissful underfoot. Windows have been opened up to maximise light and let in those expansive views, and all have private terraces. It’s also nice to see that the little things, like high-end toiletries, haven’t been forgotten.

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Public areas: 

An advantage of agroturismo properties is that they tend to be much more intimate than hotels. Living areas here are plush, but cosy, with plenty of nooks to curl up in, crackling fires and candles for when it gets chilly, leafy gardens for strolling, catching a few rays or just chilling in the shade with a book what it's hot.

Eating and drinking: 

Great breakfast, big on fresh fruit, juices, local cheese and charcuterie. The restaurant is open for guests only. You can pre-order lunch, but it’s generally expected you’ll eat out, and dinner tends to traditional and fairly simple Majorcan dishes.

Leisure facilities: 

The jade coloured outdoor pool is fab. There’s also a smaller indoor pool attached to a spa that features a hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Massage therapists do their thing in the mornings, and in high season there are outdoor yoga sessions.

Service: 

Professional and efficient, rather than gushy. This more informal approach suits the mood.

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Who stays there: 

Curiously one of the biggest complaints about this hotel is the presence of kids. It’s a tricky one - clearly management are trying to please everyone – the vast amounts of space make it ideal for families, yet the vibe and general atmosphere are 100% grown-up. If you’re looking for a romantic break, without other people’s children, it may not work for you.

Price advice: 

Don’t get me wrong, the design and finish is immaculate, but there are not quite enough five-star features to justify the price tag.

Pros: 
Design and architecture
Space and light
Cons: 
Dinners could be better

More information on Son Gener:

Price from:
£246
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Ctra. Vella Son Servera - Artà Km 3, Artà, Majorca, Spain, 07550
Amenities:
Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Swimming Pool

Have you been to Son Gener? Would you recommended it?